Assam actor Benjamin Daimary has been nominated at the 12th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2021. 

Benjamin Daimary has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in the Assamese film – Jonaki Porua. 

He has been nominated alongside actor Harish Khanna. Khanna has been nominated for his film God on the Balcony. 

Notably, Benjamin Daimary is India’s first gay actor in the film fraternity to be nominated at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. 

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Daimary has also won the Jury’s special award for his role in Jonaki Porua and Best Actor Award at Asian Queer Film Festival in 2020. 

The 12th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2021 will be streamed digitally from August 15 till 30. 

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